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Orange County, Fla., Catholic GOP mayor supports marriage equality

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Teresa Jacobs
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orange County, Fla., mayor Teresa Jacobs has voiced her support for marriage equality. "I support it," said Jacobs, who is both a Republican and Catholic. "People should be able to share their lives with the person they love. Government should treat these couples the same. Once you establish that, it takes you to marriage equality."

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Fla. towing company owner charged with illegally towing cars during Gay Days

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jason Combs is arrested for illegally towing cars during Florida's annual Gay Days last month.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Authorities have arrested a Florida towing company operator they say illegally towed cars during Orlando's 2014 Gay Days celebration. Orange County Sheriffs deputies arrested 45 year-old Jason Combs for towing more than 100 vehicles between June 5 and June 9. The annual Gay Days festivities draw tens of thousands to the area.

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Former Fla. governor Charlie Crist files brief in support of marriage equality

Monday, June 30, 2014
Charlie Crist
MIAMI -- Former Florida governor Charlie Crist on Friday filed an amicus brief in support of the marriage equality in a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The suit, Pareto v. Ruvin, was filed in January in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Equality Florida Institute and six same-sex couples, and is one of four lawsuits challenging ...

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Orlando city council supports overturning same-sex marriage ban

Monday, June 23, 2014
Buddy Dyer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando's city council has voted to support overturning Florida's ban on same-sex marriage. City council members approved Mayor Buddy Dyer's proposal to file a friend of the court brief in a lawsuit set for a hearing early next month in Miami.

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Janet Porter warns of Disney World’s Gay Day’s ‘public displays of perversion’

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Janet Porter
Religious Right activist Janet Porter is upset that gay people are vacationing to Disney World for “Gay Day at Disney,” calling on members of her group, Faith 2 Action, to spread the word. [caption id="attachment_141543" align="alignright" width="410"] Janet Porter[/caption] Today she told listeners of her...

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Fla. education chief rejects claim that testing firm is working to turn kids gay

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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MILTON, Fla. -- Florida's education commissioner on Tuesday rejected an assertion by a state lawmaker that a standardized testing organization aims to make public school students homosexual.

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Fla. lawmaker: New educational standards are designed to turn all school children gay

Monday, May 19, 2014
Charles Van Zant
A Florida Republican state lawmaker says new "common core" educational standards are designed to turn all school children gay.

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Fla. student says he was rejected by fraternity because he’s openly gay

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
George Dumont
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando says he has been banned from joining a fraternity because he is openly gay.

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Lawsuit challenging Fla. school’s denial of gay-straight alliance moves forward

Friday, March 7, 2014
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TAVERES, Fla. — Students fighting to have a gay-straight alliance club at their middle school in central Florida have won a partial victory for the time being.

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Walt Disney World ends Boy Scouts grant program due to ban on gay leaders

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Disney-World
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Walt Disney World has suspended financial support to local chapters of the Boy Scouts of America over the group's continued ban on openly gay and lesbian adults serving as troop leaders or in any other leadership capacity.

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